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California American Water Company Moves to Palm Avenue Retail Space

In a move that will limit Palm Avenue blight by filling a large empty commercial space, but offers residents little else, California American Water Company plans on taking over the old "Everyday Furniture / Kragen Auto / Kickboxing" building on Palm Avenue.

Currently located on Cherry Ave in Imperial Beach, the local area's provider of monthly water bills is expected to complete the move early 2014.

What do you think about the seldom visited water utility company's decision to occupy limited prime retail commercial space on Palm Avenue?

Libi Uremovic August 24, 2013 at 05:46 PM
it's not normal for an industrial facility to pay for retail space, but when retail space has no value it becomes affordable to less desirable uses...
Jon Hall August 25, 2013 at 09:53 AM
Marcus --- appreciate the comment --- as I have been told by others *even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while* ...
Lee DeLay August 26, 2013 at 06:22 PM
And even a broken clock.........
Libi Uremovic August 26, 2013 at 06:39 PM
maybe a few blind squirrels and stopped clocks can run for council next cycle .... it would be a great improvement over what we've got now.... a blind squirrel would be a better choice for mayor of san diego too...
Tom Summers September 02, 2013 at 09:49 AM
And then there are the Flying Monkeys, of which Ed Kravatz refers occasionally. I think he means folks who feel the need to "ridicule", but don't have the courage to identify themselves. Regardless, I also agree with Jon Hall about rates going up no matter what. That's what happens with monopolies. Monopolies have no place in a free marketplace. But they do offer a cozy bed for politicians to climb into. As for Kelly Tracy's comment; I say, yes, we've all seen water wasters. Now imagine that you are sharing a water meter with them. How does that make you feel? You're already paying jacked up rates. There's an ongoing water shortage here in this urbanized desert. The water co. won't do anything about it, and the city with whom they have this very cozy arraingement, won't either. And your water bill partner is a profligate water waster. I would want my own meter put in, but I sure wouldn't want to pay the $7000 ransom they charge for a few fittings, the meter, and a few hours of labor. I guarantee you usage will plummet when more folks are held accountable for their water consumption. Thank you for the lively debate.

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